In order to build a House that will represent unity, it is essential to assemble the people in unity.
Moses gathers the people close, assembling them as one and stresses the importance of Shabbat. After downloading the Tabernacle plans upon Mount Sinai, Moses now diagrams it for the people. The people bring all of the materials needed for building, and than some. A team of expert craftsmen builds the Sanctuary and all its furnishings. The detail of the description is exquisite, enough so that we may emulate this template and build the spiritual equivalent into the many details of our lives.
We humans must shed the blinding force of self-interest and respond to the call for service; we must weaken the grip that keeps us trapped and enslaved to our own temptations, and allow ourselves to be mobilized to serve – not human structures, but to serve – our higher calling.Read More